Net migration rises, still well below pre-pandemic numbers

Migrant arrivals to New Zealand have rebounded as the country reopened its borders, but still remain well below pre-Covid levels.

Stats NZ said there was a provisional net migration gain of 15,800 people in 2022, compared to the net migration loss of 15,000 in 2021.

However, it remained below pre-pandemic net migration gains, which averaged 57,600 a year between 2014 to 2019.

“[Last year] was a year of two halves, with monthly net migration losses in the first half of the year more than offset by monthly net migration gains in the second half of the year,” Stats NZ population indicators manager Tehseen Islam said. Read more

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